40 dead, 14 missing in flood-hit Karnataka since Aug 1

As many as 40 people have lost their lives while 14 are missing since August 1 due to floods in the state, a data released by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said. The state disaster monitoring centre has also said that 5,81,702 people have been evacuated from the flood-hit areas.

“Since 1st August 2019, 40 people have lost their lives, 14 people missing, 5,81,702 people evacuated, 1168 number of relief camps operational and 17 districts and 2028 villages affected,” the KSNDMC informed.

Meanwhile, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah undertook an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Belgavi district of Karnataka and Sangli & Kolhapur of Maharashtra, yesterday. He was accompanied by the CM, Karnataka, B.S. Yediyurappa, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Prahlad Joshi, Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi and Member of Parliament Prabhakar Kore.

Thereafter, the Home Minister held a meeting at the Belagavi Aiport to review the flood situation in the Karnataka State. A presentation was made by the state government officers depicting the extent of damage and the rescue measures taken, including the NDRF teams deployed.

Shah also enquired about the further forecast and was informed that further rain was not expected in that area and adjoining areas of Maharashtra in the next 2-3 days and the situation is likely to improve.

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